The Literary Reputation of Else Lasker-Schüler

The Literary Reputation of Else Lasker-Schüler

Criticism 1901-1993

Calvin Jones


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Camden House



A study of the 20th-century critical reception of the work of the German poet Lasker-Schüler, admired by Karl Kraus among others.
From the turn of the century, when she published her first works, the German poet Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945) has evoked a variety of critical response and attitudes, from dismissal to the highest praise. Best known as a lyric poet, she wrote poetry and drama as well, and is recognized for her letters and graphic art; her controversial life-style and her association with many of the leading literary and artistic figures of her time, including the poet Gottfried Benn and the painter Franz March, have also attracted considerable interest.
During the Weimar years, opposing trends of criticism continued, focusing additionally on the Jewish aspects of her work. After World War II, scholars tried to revive and maintain Lasker-Schüler's reputation, and recent criticism has contributed new insights. This book is the first devoted to the corpus of Lasker-Schüler criticism in its entirety.


July 1994
192 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Literary Criticism in Perspective
ISBN: 9781879751835
Format: Hardback
Camden House
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"His lucidly written, non-partisan study is well organized and contains just enough ancillary detail to make very interesting reading. It is a succinct, thorough overview that will serve as a valuable reference source. . . A delight to read, and a valuable addition to any Germanist's library." SEMINAR

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